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Reginald Lucas, is an Americanmarker musician, songwriter and record producer. Lucas is most famous for his production work with percussionist Mtume and for producing the majority of Madonna's 1983 self-titled debut album.

Early in his career, Lucas was a jazz guitarist, playing with Norman Connors in the early 1970s and then with Miles Davis from 1972-1976. It was in Davis' electric band (one that included Pete Cosey, Michael Henderson and Al Foster) that Lucas met Percussionist Mtume who would later become his production partner.

Following his stint as a touring jazz guitarist, Lucas shifted his focus to songwriting and producing, where he gained both fame and critical praise. First working as part of a production team with percussionist Mtume -- the two would later go on to write and produce hits for several artists, most prominently being Stephanie Mills, Phyllis Hyman, Jennifer Holliday and Roberta Flack.

As the 70's grew to a close Lucas branched out and began to write and produce material by himself. In addition to his own instrumental record "Survival Themes", one of his first solo projects was Madonna's 1983 self-titled debut album including the song Borderline. Lucas has since gone on to work with Rebbie Jackson, Randy Crawford and The Four Tops on his own.

In 1980, Lucas and Mtume won a Grammy Award for Best R&B song for their composition "Never Knew Love Like This Before", which was performed by Stephanie Mills.

Also produced "Young Free & Single" by Sunfire.

In late 1980s, Lucas founded the Jersey Citymarker recording studio Quantum Sound.

He currently teaches in the music department at Montclair State University.

See also


  • "Ron Wynn. "Reggie Lucas". Allmusic. link - last accessed January 1, 2006.


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